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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Republicans vote to rebuke Elizabeth Warren, saying she impugned Sessions's character  —  Senate Republicans passed a party-line rebuke Tuesday night of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for a speech opposing attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, striking down her words for impugning the Alabama senator's character.
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
McConnell: Warren's blistering Sessions speech broke Senate rules  —  (D-Mass.) of breaking the Senate's rules with a blistering floor speech against Sen. Jeff Sessions  —  's attorney general nomination.  —  The Senate's top Republican interrupted Warren's speech to argue that she was violating …
Discussion: ABC News, Vox, Oregonian, Politico and RedState
During the debate on whether to make:
During the debate on whether to make Jeff Sessions the next Attorney General, I tried to read a letter from Coretta Scott King on the floor of the Senate.  The letter, from 30 years ago, urged the Senate to reject the nomination of Jeff Sessions to a federal judgeship.
NBC News:
Warren Silenced For Reading Coretta Scott King Letter at Sessions Debate  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren silenced on Senate floor by Republicans 3:47  —  Senate Republicans voted to silence the Democrats' Elizabeth Warren after she read from a letter by the widow of Martin Luther King that criticized …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Mitch McConnell Sees ‘High Level of Satisfaction’ With Trump Administration  —  WASHINGTON — While there is plenty of anxiety in Washington about the shaky early performance of the Trump administration, don't count Senator Mitch McConnell among the hand wringers.
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Alabama governor leaning toward ‘Big Luther’ Strange to replace Sessions
Discussion: Political Wire and al.com
Christina Wilkie / The Huffington Post:
Leaks Suggest Trump's Own Team Is Alarmed By His Conduct  —  White House leaks are common, but leakers suggesting the president might be unfit for office are not.  —  S.V. Date  —  Senior White House Correspondent, The Huffington Post  —  White House reporter, The Huffington Post
New York Times:
Yemen Withdraws Permission for U.S. Antiterror Ground Missions  —  WASHINGTON — Angry at the civilian casualties incurred last month in the first commando raid authorized by President Trump, Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations ground missions …
Jim Acosta / CNN:
White House ramping up search for communications director after Spicer's rocky start  —  Washington (CNN)The White House is ramping up its search for a new communications director in an effort to lighten the load of embattled White House press secretary Sean Spicer, multiple sources told CNN.
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Tapper, Conway have heated exchange in tense interview  —  CNN anchor Jake Tapper and President Trump's counselor, Kellyanne Conway, went toe-to-toe in a 25-minute-long interview on Tuesday that was punctuated by several heated exchanges over the accuracy of statements the president has made and the media's treatment of Trump.
Discussion: ABC News and RedState
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:   ‘What a president says is more important than a candidate’: Jake Tapper goes off on Trump for lying
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Kellyanne Conway abruptly ends Capitol Hill outreach when GOP staffer asks about SNL: report
Discussion: Politico
Ryan Browne / CNN:
First on CNN: US military to rent space in Trump Tower  —  Washington (CNN)The US military is looking to lease space in Trump Tower.  —  “In order to meet official mission requirements, the Department of Defense is working through appropriate channels and in accordance with all applicable legal requirements …
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Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Department of Defense looks to rent space in Trump Tower  —  The Department of Defense is seeking to rent space in President Trump's New York skyscraper, Trump Tower, a move that could directly funnel government money into the president's business interests.
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Poll: Democrats want leaders to block Trump  —  Democratic voters are sending a clear message to their elected officials in Washington: Stop Donald Trump at all costs.  —  A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows that just 34 percent of Democratic voters want their party's elected officials …
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Associated Press:   'Justice Scalia's Seat' Has a History Going Back 150 Years
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
More Democrats are familiar with Stephen Bannon than Charles Schumer
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Appeals Court Panel Appears Skeptical of Trump's Travel Ban  —  WASHINGTON — A three-judge federal appeals panel voiced skepticism Tuesday at the Justice Department's broad defense of President Trump's targeted travel ban during arguments over the president's power to impose immigration restrictions based on national security concerns.
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Hina Shamsi / ACLU:
Flying Home From Abroad, a Border Agent Stopped and Questioned Me ... About My Work for the ACLU  —  Last week, I was flying home from a work trip and faced Customs and Border Protection questioning unlike anything I've ever experienced in over 25 years of travel into and out of this country …
Julia Belluz / Vox:
No, Canadians do not flee en masse for US health care  —  Canada made a surprise appearance in a CNN health care debate between Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz on Tuesday night.  —  Cruz, claiming he knows a lot about Canada because he was born there, said Canadians leave their country …
Discussion: Mother Jones
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Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
How President Trump Could Seize More Power After a Terrorist Attack  —  Since September 11, 2001, ninety-four people have been killed in the United States in ten attacks carried out by a total of twelve radical Islamist terrorists.  Each of the attackers was either an American citizen or a legal resident.
Discussion: Lawfare and New York Times
Dave Burke / Daily Mail:
92% of left-wing activists live with their parents and one in three is unemployed, study of Berlin protesters finds  —  The vast majority of left-wing protesters arrested on suspicion of politically-fuelled offences in Berlin are young men who live with their parents, a new report found.
Rich Yeselson / Politico:
Can Trump Break the Democrats' Grip on the Union Movement?  —  Late last month, when President Donald Trump talked with union leaders in the White House, it was something of an unexpected picture: On his first full workday in office, a billionaire Republican president meeting with the heads …
Lucy Meakin / Bloomberg:
Brexit May Cause U.K. Output to Fall 9.5%, MIT Study Shows  —  Report by economist Van Reenan includes productivity impact  —  Says benefits will do ‘little or nothing’ to offset costs  —  Britain's departure from the European Union could cause output losses of as much as 9.5 percent per person, according to new research.
Tim Wallace / Telegraph:
EU faces crisis as IMF warns Greek debts are on ‘explosive’ path  —  The EU faces a looming crisis which could threaten the sustainability of the eurozone as the International Monetary Fund has warned Greece's debts are on an “explosive” path, despite years of attempted austerity and economic reforms.
NEllingsen / Lawfare:
It's Not Foreigners Who are Plotting Here: What the Data Really Show  —  Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson meets with Minneapolis Muslim Community / Department of Homeland Security  —  A little more than a week ago, Benjamin Wittes posted a piece about the malevolence …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple Hires Amazon's Fire TV Head to Run Apple TV Business  —  Former Amazon executive also held roles at Netflix and Roku  —  The hire lets company to beef up team seeking content deals  —  Apple Inc. has hired Timothy D. Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon.com Inc.'s Fire TV unit …
Tony Romm / Politico:
Before immigration furor, tech giants donated to Trump inauguration  —  Some of the same technology giants that are waging a legal war against President Donald Trump's immigration policies quietly offered support to his inauguration in January — complete with some previously undisclosed checks, POLITICO confirmed Tuesday.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Boing Boing
Media Matters for America:
After Breitbart Attacked An Author For Criticizing Trump, A Horde Of “Alt-Right” Trolls Harassed Her  —  A slew of online trolls attacked Rosa Brooks for an article she wrote in Foreign Policy discussing possible consequences of Donald Trump's historically abnormal presidency.
Discussion: Foreign Policy
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
Hill Republicans quake at Trump's budget-busting wish list  —  President Donald Trump wants to rebuild the nation's roads and bridges, boost military spending, slash taxes and build a “great wall.”  But Republicans on Capitol Hill have one question for him: How the heck will we pay for all of this?
Jay Nordlinger / National Review:
An Iron Stomach, and Other Qualities  —  This is an age of much churning on the right, and this may particularly apply to conservative opinion journalism.  I know a bit about this world.  So does Ben Shapiro, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire.  He used to work at Steve Bannon's Breitbart.
Discussion: Mother Jones
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
Make Haste — Deliberately  —  If Trump shows that his actions are a reaction to past extremes, his changes will win public support.  —  The emperor Augustus who oversaw the transition from the nonstop civil war of a collapsing republic to the Principate — with all the good and bad …
 
 
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Julia Reinstein / BuzzFeed:
Ivanka Trump's Clothing Line Has Disappeared From Four More Retailers
Discussion: Raw Story and Racked
Justin Kroll / Variety:
Jack Nicholson, Kristen Wiig to Star in ‘Toni Erdmann’ Remake (EXCLUSIVE)
Discussion: The Guardian and IndieWire
Jorge Ramos / Fusion:
Jorge Ramos: ‘I no longer recognize this country’
Discussion: Raw Story
Patrick Wintour / The Guardian:
Hungary submits plans to EU to detain all asylum seekers
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Mark Hemingway / Weekly Standard:
The Problem of Two Unreliable Narrators: Trump Versus the Media
Discussion: Instapundit
Madeline Conway / Politico:
Trump's Twitter feed ignored terror attacks that White House claims media neglected
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap:
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Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
Steve King: Putin Does Allow Freedom of Dissent, He Never Murdered Prominent Critic
Discussion: Daily Kos and Joe.My.God.
Todd J. Gillman / Dallas Morning News:
Texas mystery: Who's the senator Trump offered to help Rockwall sheriff ‘destroy?’
Josh Barro / Business Insider:
Democrats are lost on immigration — and they'd better rethink their ideas to beat Trump
Discussion: The Week, alicublog and National Review